The differences between left and right in America are stark and, regrettably, growing starker. Some conservatives have floated the idea that a national divorce might be achieved civilly, if not amicably. In my American Thinker analysis, I argued that a civil separation isn’t likely to occur because of the nature and worldview of the American left. The American left isn’t led by the equivalent of Swedish social democrats who merely want to expand the welfare state and who are agreeable to living and let live … and who may gladly part company amicably if that was best for all concerned.
I argue that the left has no intention of dissolving the U.S. peaceful and fairly. That runs contrary to their explicit aims. Here’s the nub of the matter from my piece:
No discussion of anti-Trumpers would be complete without a look at the Lincoln Project. They were promoted as Republicans who were so offended by President Trump’s character, rhetoric, actions, or morals they simply could not support him. They claim to be conservative constitutionalists who find Trump so reprehensible they would prefer to have a far left/nascent socialist in office.
That’s worthy of reflection. Assume for a moment you’re a hardcore Constitutional Conservative. Short of compelling proof of a crime, a candidate going on a killing spree, kidnapping elderly nuns, or assassinating puppies, what would they have to do to persuade you to support the most extreme leftist ticket in your lifetime? Right. Hard to think of anything. Especially once your candidate had established an actual governing track record that was indisputably conservative in most ways.
Future footnotes to the 2020 election will include discussions of a small but vocal cohort of former Republicans who turned against the President. Known collectively as anti-Trumpers or never-Trumpers, it includes people who used to be rank and file Republicans, folks who used to be part of a Republican administration, and those who feel marginalized, left out, and uninvolved.
The latter group is essentially in a hissy fit because they are no longer relevant and mad that Trump managed to win the nomination and election without their help or support.
The forces arrayed against President Trump and us average Americans are powerful. Democrats, the left, global corporate interests, Big Tech, the mainstream media, leftist-controlled education institutions, foreign adversaries (read China), and DC lifers. They aim to destroy liberty and restrict, if not erase, our rights.
In blue states, Democrats draconian policies have crushed economies, destroying tens of thousands of small businesses and throwing millions of people out of work. Joe Biden is threatening a national shutdown to “defeat” COVID if he’s elected president. Doing so would plunge the nation into a depression as bad or worse than what the nation experienced in the 1930s.